Call for Congressional Oversight Hearings of Manufactured Home Industry Regulators Highlighted by Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR); plus MHVille Markets Update


A formal request has been made for a Congressional “oversight hearing for the federal manufactured housing program and related matters including, but not limited to, consumer financing support for manufactured homebuyers.” That announcement was made via a news release from the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR). By contrast, note that there has been no similar announcement or call for oversight hearings by Congress from the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) in their 1.23.2023 email to their Federated States email list. Part I of today’s report includes the MHARR memo to manufactured housing industry readers and the related letter to key Congressional subcommittee members. Following the MHARR press release to MHProNews is the letter to Representative Warren Davidson (OH-R). Davidson is the new Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Housing And Insurance for the 119th session of Congress. Part II of today’s report will feature additional information with analysis and commentary. Part III of this article will be the manufactured housing stocks, macro-markets and left (CNN) right (Newsmax) market-moving mainstream news headline recap on the Daily Business News on MHProNews.


Part I

A. MHARR Memo to Members and Manufactured Home Industry Professionals



JANUARY 25, 2023


TO:                  MHARR MANUFACTURERS

                        MHARR TECHNICAL REVIEW GROUP (TRG)           

                        MHARR STATE AFFILIATES





            Attached for your review and information is a copy of a self-explanatory communication from MHARR to the incoming chairman of the House Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance. The purpose of this communication is to seek – and begin setting the groundwork for – a congressional oversight hearing for the federal manufactured housing program and related matters including, but not limited to, consumer financing support for manufactured homebuyers.

            Further details relating to this initiative will be addressed at MHARR’s upcoming Board of Directors meeting in conjunction with the South-Central Manufactured Housing Show in Biloxi, Mississippi.

cc: Other Interested HUD Code Manufactured Housing Industry Members



Part I

B. Letter to Chairman Warren Davidson (OH-R).


January 23, 2023


Honorable Warren Davidson
U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Housing
And Insurance
O’Neill House Office Building
200 C Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20515


Dear Chairman Davidson:

On behalf of the members of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your selection to serve as Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance.

MHARR is a Washington, D.C.-based national trade association representing the views and interests of independent producers of federally-regulated manufactured housing. MHARR’s members are primarily smaller and medium-sized companies, located throughout the United States. The homes produced and marketed by these MHARR members, as confirmed by multiple government studies, are the most affordable source of non-subsidized home-ownership in the United States. Manufactured homes, accordingly, provide millions of Americans – and especially lower and moderate-income families – with access to the American Dream of home-ownership that they might not have otherwise.

As you may be aware, manufactured housing is the only type of residential construction that is directly and comprehensively regulated by the federal government. Under the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, as amended by the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 5401, et seq.), that regulatory authority is vested primarily in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and its Secretary as part of a congressionally-mandated federal-state partnership. Further, to promote the utilization of affordable manufactured housing in accordance with the express purposes of this law, Congress has also enacted legislation to advance the widespread availability of competitive consumer financing for such homes through, among other things, Title I and Title II manufactured home loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Ginnie Mae, as well as the “Duty to Serve” provision of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) with respect to support for both personal property and real estate manufactured housing loans by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Unfortunately, many significant aspects of these good and beneficial laws have not been fully and properly implemented by HUD and other related federal agencies/entities. Thus, at a time when affordable housing and homeownership is desperately needed by lower and moderate-income American families and manufactured housing production, as a result, should be in the hundreds-of-thousands of units each year, industry production levels have failed to meet historical averages since at least 2006 and have been mired near – or below – 100,000 homes per year over that entire period. Sadly, moreover, much of this stagnation – at a time of rapidly expanding need and demand – is directly attributable to unnecessary and excessive federal regulation and a parallel lack of congressionally-mandated support for manufactured home financing due to the failure of HUD, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to fully and properly implement the aforesaid federal laws.

Effective and consistent congressional oversight of the HUD manufactured housing program and its regulatory practices (as well as the aforesaid consumer financing laws) is thus essential, and is of particular importance to the entrepreneurial businesses which comprise MHARR. As has been demonstrated repeatedly by academic and government research, including research conducted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), smaller businesses (and their customers) are disproportionately harmed by regulatory overreach and related regulatory compliance costs. Specific congressional oversight of the HUD manufactured housing program, however, and its failure to comply, in material respects, with applicable federal law, has not been the subject of a dedicated Housing Subcommittee hearing since February 2012.

For these reasons, we strongly believe that a hearing by your subcommittee is necessary to ensure that HUD (and other related agencies/entities) are complying with all aspects of applicable federal law. Accordingly, we look forward to working with you and your staff to address both renewed oversight and the multiple significant issues affecting the federal program and the manufactured housing industry. Toward this end, we will contact your office soon to arrange an introductory meeting to further brief you on these critical matters.

Again, congratulations on your appointment as Chairman, we look forward to meeting with you soon.


Mark Weiss
President and CEO

cc: Hon. Maxine Waters
Hon. Marcia Fudge
Hon. Sandra Thompson
MHARR Members


Part II Additional Information with More MHProNews Analysis and Commentary

Cleary, Chairman Davidson is going to be an important figure in this MHARR effort. Chairman Davidson’s Twitter page says he is a “Former Army Ranger serving Ohio’s 8th District in Congress. It’s not compassionate to bankrupt America–financially or morally. Good governments defend freedom.” Some tweets by Davidson, shown below, are insightful.



Those Twitter posts represent Davidson’s stated views on a range of issues. Recall that MHProNews recently published an analysis that the concessions made during the negotiations that elevated Kevin McCarthy (CA-R) to the role of Speaker of the House were called ‘the most significant win for conservatives in a decade.’ Prior McCarthy blocker Rep. Matt Gaetz (FL-R) said he was encouraged by the early moves by the new Speaker.


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Former Trump Administration member Theodore “Theo” Wold, J.D., recently drew attention to just how significant the problems are with the federal bureaucracy. ICYMI, this ought to be carefully digested by all who want to understand the workings of the federal government on the practical, vs. the theoretical or legal, level.



From his 1.12.2023 press release upon being named to the “House Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance,” Davidson said: “I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Financial Services Committee to strengthen public policy within this jurisdiction by solving problems that help these markets better serve the American people.”

Davidson also has been named to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. His concerns on Communist China are reflected in part by the tweet posted above.


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It obviously remains to be seen if Davidson’s subcommittee will take up the MHARR request. That noted, it is troubling, yet revealing, that MHI has not made a similar announcement to MHARR’s. Where are they on a similar effort to draw attraction to the issues that are keeping manufactured housing underperforming during an affordable housing crisis? Perhaps Congress should also take up as a related concerns about the role MHI is playing in manufactured housing with this oversight effort from MHARR? Relevant questions might be the following.

  • Why does MHI team up with the competitors of manufactured housing? What benefit, if any, has such a strategic alliance that MHI brags about in their messaging actually provided for manufactured housing at large?
  • Why aren’t MHI teaming up with pro-manufactured housing industry growth MHARR instead?
  • What role does manufactured housing industry underperformance play as a barrier to entry, persistence, or exit for new or existing firms in manufactured housing?
  • Given that several MHI members are publicly traded firms, and that those firms in their investor pitches routinely remark on the importance of consolidation (mergers and acquisitions or M&A) as a given corporate organization’s goal, is MHI engaged in deceptive trade practices that slyly aim to consolidate support the consolidation of the manufactured home industry?
  • What costs does such a scenario play for taxpayers?
  • What harms does this scenario impose on minorities, all people with lower incomes, or young people seeking to own their first home who are essentially priced out of the conventional housing market?

Put differently, MHARR’s effort may mushroom into related territory not covered in the 2011 Congressional field hearing on the implementation of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act (MHIA) of 2000 or the 2012 Congressional hearings that MHARR referenced on the same issue. Should Davidson’s subcommittee schedule such hearings, one might hope that Congress will hear about the concerns raised by third-party researchers to the manufactured home (MH) industry as well as from MH industry insiders who have explored what has kept the manufactured housing underperforming in most of the 21st century.

Minneapolis Federal Reserve Researcher cited the Seattle Times, which named Clayton Homes and their lending, in pointing out the inequities that plague minority borrowers in manufactured housing.








Robert Reich worked in the Clinton Administration. He is a Democratic Party member.




Strommen Manufactured Housing Institute statement: MHI Mouthpiece of Big 3 Restraint of Trade Should Not Get NOERR protection.




Ironically, Skyline Champion’s own investor pitch-deck provides ample evidence for manufactured housing industry underperformance. That same pitch-deck further provides evidence that Mergers and Acquisitions are a key part of their business model. What is there in such revelations that Birch and Williams miss? Bear in mind, that they are mere stand-ins who voluntarily raised their hands in defense of Berkshire and MHI firms like Skyline Champion. Notice: Several of the illustrations shown in this report can be opened in many browsers to reveal a larger size. To open this picture, click the image once. When the window opens, click it again to reveal the larger size photo. Use your browsers back key to return to the article.








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See his context and the full ‘debate’ context in the report, linked here.


See his context and the full ‘debate’ context in the report, linked here.



MHProNews will monitor and report on any developments in this effort by MHARR to draw Congressional attention to the variety of concerns in manufactured housing, including the role that various federal agencies and those that they regulate may be playing in the underperformance of HUD Code manufactured housing.













Part III. Daily Business News on MHProNews Markets Segment

The modifications of our prior Daily Business News on MHProNews format of the recap of yesterday evening’s market report are provided below. It still includes our signature left (CNN Business) and right (Newsmax) ‘market moving’ headlines. The macro market moves graphics will provide context and comparisons for those invested in or tracking manufactured housing connected equities.

In minutes a day readers can get a good sense of significant or major events while keeping up with the trends that are impacting manufactured housing connected investing.

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In the business world, the rear-view mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” – Warren Buffett. That begs a key question. Why don’t more people LOOK at the rearview mirror more so they can learn more about the patterns that influence what’s ahead? Note: depending on your browser or device, many images in this report can be clicked to expand. or example, in some browsers/devices you click the image and select ‘open in a new window.’ After clicking that selection, you click the image in the open window to expand the image to a larger size. To return to this page, use your back key, escape or follow the prompts.

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      • NOTE 1: The 3rd chart above of manufactured housing connected equities includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry finance lender.
      • NOTE 2: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).
      • NOTE 3: Deer Valley was largely taken private, say company insiders in a message to MHProNews on 12.15.2020, but there are still some outstanding shares of the stock from the days when it was a publicly traded firm.  Thus, there is still periodic activity on DVLY.
      • Note 4: some recent or related reports to the REITs, stocks, and other equities named above follow in the reports linked below.

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All on Capitol Hill were welcoming and interested in manufactured housing related issues. But Congressman Al Green’s office was tremendous in their hospitality. Our son’s hand is on a package that included a copy of the Constitution of the United States and other goodies. Tamas has grown considerably since this photo was taken. 

By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHProNews.
Tony earned a journalism scholarship along with numerous awards in history. There have been several awards and honors and also recognition in manufactured housing. For example, he earned the prestigious Lottinville Award in history from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied history and business management. He’s a managing member and co-founder of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and This article reflects the LLC’s and/or the writer’s position and may or may not reflect the views of sponsors or supporters.









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